Better-than-expected goods trade surplus of R19.7 recorded in September | The Citizen

A better-than-expected goods trade surplus in September shows there could be some good news in a world rocked by financial crises, but the trend is not expected to continue due to various factors, such as slowing exports, while commodity prices continue to fluctuate. Statistics SA announced today that goods exports increased to a fresh record … Read more

Less salaries paid in September indicating possible job losses | The Citizen

Data indicated that the number of salaries paid this month decreased, which could have been as a result of job losses in the face of a struggling economy and the energy crisis. The average nominal take-home pay reflected a marginal uptick in September 2022 while fewer salaries were paid during the month, suggesting some job … Read more

All the Feels For September

I held back a little to release this playlist just to get in the last of the submissions from September. It’s been busy, as the Fall usually is, and I’m impressed by so much of the music coming out as of late. Obviously I don’t feature anything that I don’t find to be exceptional, so … Read more

Deaths From COVID-19 Spiked Over The Summer, Especially Among People 65 and Older, Before Dipping Again in September

Although COVID-19 fatalities remain much lower than during the peak of last winter’s Omicron surge, deaths among people 65 and older spiked over the summer, more than doubling between April and July 2022, finds a new KFF analysis. The number of deaths topped more than 11,000 people 65 and older in both July and August. … Read more

Deaths Among Older Adults Due to COVID-19 Jumped During the Summer of 2022 Before Falling Somewhat in September

As of the week ending October 1, 2022, the United States has lost nearly 1.1 million lives to COVID-19, of which about 790,000 are people ages 65 and older. People 65 and older account for 16% of the total US population but 75% of all COVID deaths to date. Vaccinations, boosters, and treatments have led … Read more

Police in Western Cape arrest over 539 suspects over September | The Citizen

During several operation tasks, police managed to seize 30 firearms, 424 rounds of ammunition, 1795 mandrax tablets, 725 ecstasy tablets, 1020 grams of crystal meth and 19 147 grams of dagga. The operations tasks – namely Operation Vutha Hawe, Operation Lockdown, and Operation Restore – were  carried out over the month of September in the Western … Read more

What I’ve Heard: September 2022

It’s time for the monthly post detailing what albums and artist I’ve been listening to called What I’ve Heard: September 2022 Edition. Top 25 Albums of September September was a month to highlight some fantastic ladies in music, as Indie Artist Jetty Rae, CCM Queen Amy Grant, and up-and-coming Madison Cunningham all got a high … Read more

KFF COVID-19 Vaccine Monitor: September 2022

Key Findings The new, updated, bivalent COVID-19 boosters are now available for use, but the latest KFF COVID-19 Vaccine Monitor survey finds that awareness of the updated boosters is relatively modest, with about half of adults saying they’ve heard “a lot” (17%) or “some” (33%) about the new shots. About a third of all adults … Read more

Top Questions of the Day – September 2022

We learn something new every day from the T1D Exchange Online Community’s Question of the Day responses. This past month, the community was especially inspiring!  Here’s what we learned from the 3 most popular questions of September 2022:   1. Do you currently use a continuous glucose monitor?    September’s most popular question this month had over … Read more

ListN Up: David Sanford (September 30, 2022)

ListN Up is a series of artist-curated playlists that offer an intimate sonic portrait of contemporary artists by showcasing the diverse and stylistically varied music that influences their creative practice.  David Sanford is a composer, bandleader and educator who resides in Northampton, Massachusetts, where he is the Elizabeth T. Kennan Professor of Music at Mount Holyoke … Read more